In role-playing games, you will take the role of controlling the action of characters immersed in a well-defined world. Playing RPG games cultivates creativity, teaches you problem-solving skills, and levels up your social skills. Keeping this in mind, let’s look at ten of the most popular RGP games.
Set in the dystopian cyberpunk Midgar metropolis, Final Fantasy VII Remake is an ARPG video game that allows the player to take the role of mercenary Cloud Strife. The beautifully detailed world that players were familiar with in the Final Fantasy VII video game has changed. The developers used real-time polygonal graphics to remake every element in the game. This action role-playing game features an ATB (Active Time Battle) system from the original; this can fill faster when you attack enemies or can fill up slowly as the game progresses. Square Enix is the developer and publisher of this game.
Developed and published by CAPCOM Co., Ltd, this game is the latest installment in the Monster Hunter series. The game was released in January 2018 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The Microsoft Windows version was released in August 2018. In Monster Hunter: World, you’ll take the role of a hunter who traps and kills monsters roaming around. Use the landscape and its inhabitants to gain upper hand. You can choose to hunt these ferocious monsters alone or work together as a team with up to three players in cooperative gameplay. Astera acts as a place where you can craft new equipment, manage your inventory, buy and sell goods, and gain new quests.
Fable is a series of ARPG gamed developed by Lionhead Studios and published by Xbox Game Studios for Xbox, macOS, Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, and Xbox 360 platforms. Set in a fictional land called Albion, the Fable allows players to control an orphaned boy who has to act as a hero after bandits attack his village, kidnapping his sister and killing his parents. The choice you’ll make in the game will affect how the characters of Albion react to the boy and change your appearance to mirror the deeds you performed. Essentially, you’ll undertake the quest to find out what happened to your family. You can also engage in other quests and pursuits if you want, including stealing, trading, and exploring.
Set in a fairly large dystopian city, Disco Elysium is a non-traditional RPG that doesn’t feature combat. This dialogue-driven role-playing game was developed and published by ZA/UM. The player assumes the role of a detective with drug-induced amnesia. The detective has to solve a murder case. You can move him around the current screen so that he can interact with NPC (non-player characters) and highlighted objects.
The Witcher 3 was designed for fans of western action role-playing games with an engaging story. Based on Andrzej Sapkowski’s The Witcher fantasy novel series, this video game was developed and published by CD Projekt Red. Set in a fictional fantasy world that follows the theme of Slavonic mythology, players assume the role of a monster slayer called Geralt of Rivia, who is the Witcher. While fighting the monsters, you can roll, run, swim, climb, and jump. You will use a range of weapons, such as swords, a crossbow, and bombs.
This tactical RPG was developed by Koei Tecmo and Intelligent Systems for the Nintendo Switch. The publisher of Fire Emblem: Three Houses is Nintendo. Players take the role of a character whose name and gender they will choose before the game starts. Taking the role of a former mercenary known as Byleth, you have to choose a class that you’ll lead. You’ll then guide your students through battles. The game employs a turn-based battle system of the previous titles in the Fire Emblem series but incorporates time management and social simulation elements.
Fallout 4 was released on November 10, 2015 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Microsoft Windows. Set in 2287 during the nuclear apocalypse, the game allows players to control Sole Survivor. After witnessing your son’s kidnapping and your spouse getting killed, you venture out to search for your child. You can develop and manage settlements along with an extensive crafting system. Additionally, there is Fallout 4 VR for players with a virtual reality headset.
Played from an isometric perspective, Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire is set in the world of Eora. In the game, players control a “Watcher,” who can read other people’s memories and learn about their past lives. The game starts five years after the events that took place in 2015’s Pillars of Eternity. You can pause the action to issue party orders during combats.
This game is a sequel to Divinity: Original Sin, which was released in 2014. As with the previous game, you can play alone or with a maximum of three other people at your party. You can create a character and customize their gender, race, starts, and more. The game is available for Nintendo Switch, PS4, PC, and Xbox One.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, an open-world ARPG, was developed by Bethesda Game Studios. The publisher of this game is Bethesda Softworks. It’s the fifth installment in the series of The Elder Scrolls. The game follows the story of Dragonborn, who is on a quest to defeat a dragon before it destroys the world. Your goal is to complete quests and develop Dragonborn’s character by improving skills.